Friday, December 26, 2014

Lovely in Lace

Hello All &
Merry Christmas!

I hope you all had a wonderful time spent with your loved ones & church families this week celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

My outfit for Christmas Eve was all about my lace dress from dressbarn. I was working one day and voila a return came in that happened to be my was on CLEARANCE.

 I looooove lace & this black lace dress is one of my new favorites! You can get a similar style here in teal or taupe; part of dressbarn's Db RSVP collection.

I once again chose this short jacket with pleather detailing for extra warmth from Target ($10).


For a classic, yet fun touch, I chose this leopard print belt to help to cinch in my waist.

Check out that bling!! WAL-MART has been selling soo many cute necklaces lately for in between $5-$10. (I've been going a bit cray-cray picking up too much jewelry.) This gorgeous piece I picked up for $10, and I honestly think it's the biggest necklace I've ever worn, but I love it!

 <3 CMM

 Butter London polish

Sunday, December 21, 2014


Happy Sunday, Shortest Day of the Year, and First Day of Winter!
Surprisingly, there was no snow in Sheboygan...and look!...we still have green grass.

With Christmas only four days away, today was spent at church, with family, and finishing up some last minute shopping & gift wrapping.

Today's ensemble was all about white, gray, and black-simple & classic for a busy day.

The look is all about this wavy print knit dress from TJ Maxx. I found it last year while Shayne & I were in South Dakota. It has sleeves and came with a rope belt. I chose to cover the sleeves and add a tailored skinny black belt rather than keeping the rope belt, because I felt this helped to dress it up a bit and helped to pull in my waist.

So many individuals I encounter are scared of pattern, because they feel it makes them stand out more or may make them appear larger. An all over pattern can actually be VERY flattering. It keeps the eye moving and unfocused on any one area of the body. Because of this it helps to hide the imperfections we may have. 

 This print/fabric is one we have had at dressbarn in blouses, skirts, and dresses in several different styles since I have started working there. I would definitely recommend this comfortable knit!

I chose this cropped black jacket for extra warmth & to  help break up the pattern. It has pleather detailing on the lapels and pockets & zippers up the front for an edgier look (although I prefer to wear it open). Can you believe I found this at Target for $10? :) 

For a classic necklace that still made a statement I chose this pearl & bead cluster necklace from dressbarn (about $24).

Today's #ArmParty included various bracelets from Kohl's, WAL-MART, and online. I just found this hinge-wrap pave ring at Kohl's for $3 on clearance! Grey heels with bows on the toes from J. Crew (purchased on clearance for about $40) complete today's look. 

<3 CMM


Saturday, December 13, 2014

Polka ....

Happy Saturday all! Tonight I am working at the Baymont; covering the front desk (since I had off at dressbarn today). Today's ensemble is fun, but yet professional for interacting with guests. 

The look is all about the dots in this polka dot one button blazer from Target. I purchased it last spring for 70% off. I had been eying it up, and watched it go to 30%, 50%, and finally 70% that point I knew it was for me!

I love the black piping on the lapels and around the bottom, because it adds an extra point of interest. Also, by having it be one button it helps to accentuate the waist and balance out the shoulders and hips for an hour glass figure. 

 I absolutely love these black pants I am wearing from dressbarn. We just received them in stock yesterday, and I immediately tried them on and purchased them ($29.50). Normally I prefer a slim leg to a straight leg, but these fit so nicely and are very comfortable! I have come to loooove pants with no button and zipper. There are no bulges & it makes tucking blouses in a breeze. 

For a "pop" I chose this neon shell from Chico's. I found it at Salvation Army for less than $2!

The necklace I chose for this look is a doppelganger of the Kendra Scott rayne necklace which retails for $80-$100. I found this one in cream online for under $15.

Gold & leopard print complete the look. Leopard belt (from JC Penny), Leopard gold-tipped flats (Michael Kors), gold & pearl flower ring (Kohl's on clearance), and cream enamel spike bracelet (thrifted from Goodwill, originally from Target) complement the cream and neon. Lastly, this chunky gold chained bracelet with pave accent is from....WAL-MART...for $5. I hate to say this or promote WAL-MART, but they really have stepped up their accessory game.


<3 CMM